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anyone want to sign in here in a no engagment pact?

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SatsukiKusukabe Wed 10-Apr-13 23:35:14

To not responsd to MRAs or the like? They really want us to engage while they don't listen and as said earlier (by runninginheels, us think ) we should probably not be giving them the attention they are craving

I find it difficult to stay out of threads with MRAs as others will be engaging so you feel as though you need to to keep up. If all if us just say at the time, I'm not going to give this person the time of day it might make it easier for all of us, to talk around the person and hopefully they'll get bored and go away.

(and yes, this is a silencing tactic)


YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Wed 10-Apr-13 23:57:02

I agree with this's just so tempting, though isn't it? That must be how they feel when then hunt incessantly for stumble accross these boards...the overwhelming urge to correct us.

I think some are worth engaging with, though. I used to be pretty ambivalent regarding feminism but watching debates between both sides IRL and online really helped crystallise my views. Discussions on here may do the same for lurkers...and surely no one could side with the MRAs after reading their tripe (I truly hope).

I will join you for ignoring the outright goaders and trolls, though smile

OnlytheYoni Thu 11-Apr-13 00:01:47

Also ignoring goaders and trolls. I'm fed up of being hectored.

SatsukiKusukabe Thu 11-Apr-13 00:04:01

I don't mind your run of the mill whiner, it's the proper MRAs that I've grown tired of lala they're just sooooo tedious and derail all the interesting chats you see regarding fwr. Thanks for signing in smile

TeamEdward Thu 11-Apr-13 00:07:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SatsukiKusukabe Thu 11-Apr-13 00:10:22

men's rights activist.


SatsukiKusukabe Thu 11-Apr-13 00:10:58

they're an actual thing

AnyFucker Thu 11-Apr-13 00:12:31

Some of them are even women. Allegedly.

HullMum Thu 11-Apr-13 01:04:31

emphasis in allegedly anyfucker

Bunnylion Thu 11-Apr-13 11:17:35

I didn't know what MRA was either, how cute.

But you can imagine with the little work they have to do for their cause, they must have hours to kill surfing mumsnet boards and the like.

slug Thu 11-Apr-13 12:00:07

I prefer the point and laugh route myself. Nothing they hate more than being made fun of by the wimmin for being a bit dim.

HullMum Thu 11-Apr-13 13:14:40

have mnhq explained why they are allowed to post, and why they aren't deleted as trolls? They have no vested interest in the site. And bnp activist wouldn't be allowed to come on posting that the holocaust never happened. Where as these guys have flat out denyed the rape statistics.

HullMum Thu 11-Apr-13 13:16:51

sorry posted too early. mnhq have emailed me to say they are investigating, but it seems to me it should be a straight ban for MRAs?

YoniTime Thu 11-Apr-13 17:49:10

That sounds good OP. However everyone does not always recognize that someone is a troll/goader/mra.

AnyFucker Thu 11-Apr-13 17:52:40

No, some of them can do a passable imitation of a proper person for short periods of time.

LastMangoInParis Thu 11-Apr-13 18:16:50

YY - agreed.
And yet... a tiny part of me was slightly disappointed by the deletion of the ramios threads a few weeks back. (Was only reading threads then, didn't join in, too knackered.)
Obviously the OP was pathetic, but in his tiny, small way, not 100% a timewaster. His eventual self-pitying posts were such perfect examples of MRA feeble mindedness, and the sort of spineless, myopic, neediness that accompany it. I really wish his main thread was left to stand so that posters like him could have been directed to them. Would have saved time for posters who in future will inevitably be too magnanimous to just ignore dimwit MRAs who 'need answers'.

SplitHeadGirl Thu 11-Apr-13 19:38:03

I don't think I have conversed with any of them and if I see them on here ( I mostly lurk anyhow) I just think they are all so pointless and can't be bothered with them. Ridiculous men.

BOF Thu 11-Apr-13 19:42:22

I'm in. I really think it's the only way to deal with them. The temptation to ridicule them is always there, but I think they thrive on it.

AnyFucker Thu 11-Apr-13 19:48:40

I really, really wish I could do this. Unfortunately, I am not up to the task.

Dadthelion Thu 11-Apr-13 20:31:41

Seems a bit counterproductive to complain about MRAs posting on MN and then start two threads about them.

Isn't that going to attract them?

caramelwaffle Thu 11-Apr-13 22:49:56

Just adding some support.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Fri 12-Apr-13 00:07:58

I'm assuming you mean the one in Politics section now? He's very tiresome <yawn>. He's currently arguing with himself - quoting his own posts and then "proving" them. <arf>

Twentytotwo Fri 12-Apr-13 00:13:36

See. Already you're doing it wrong wink

YonirockandrollbutIlikeit Fri 12-Apr-13 00:16:12

smile Fantastic

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Fri 12-Apr-13 00:18:56

No engagement can work. Plus reporting the goady fuckers to HQ.

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